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Measuring for Frame Making

Determining the Frame Size The question frequently arises, “How do I know what mat borders will look right with the size window I’ve got?” To help answer that question, I’ve devised a table called the Border Finder (Figure C-1). Using the Border Finder, you will select borders that will look appropriate for the size window […]

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Using F-400 Tool

FITTING WOOD FRAMES  Fitting involves assembling and cleaning all of the items that will go into the frame, installing the entire package in the frame, and finishing the back, typically with a dust cover and hanging hardware. During this process, it is important to avoid using too much pressure, which could cause buckling of the artwork, matting, and backing boards in the future. THE […]

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Trapping Methods

Perhaps the simplest trapping method is to use a product called See-Thru Mounting Strips by Lineco, Inc. (Lineco makes many of the mounting and hinging tapes used in picture framing.) A See-Thru Mounting Strip is a clear Mylar flange with a band of adhesive along one edge. The adhesive holds the strip to the mat […]

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Mounting Needle Art

Needle art can be mounted quickly and easily with acid-free needlework tape. To better preserve needle art and keep it out of contact with adhesive, you may want mount it by pinning and lacing. Cut a sheet of 3/16″ thick foamboard about 3 inches smaller on each dimension than your canvas. Arrange some cotton batting in the middle of the foamboard and then place your canvas face up […]

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